Willie Geist Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Books, Illness, Net Worth

Willie Geist Biography

Willie Geist is an American journalist who serves as the co-anchor of the Morning Joe Show on MSNBC. Likewise, he is an author known for books such as The New York Times bestseller list: Good Talk, Dad.

How old is Willie Geist? – Age

The star is 48 years old as of 2023. He was born on May 3, 1975, in Evanston, Illinois, United States, where he grew up.

How tall is Willie Geist? – Height

Geist is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall.

Willie Geist Mother, Father, Sister – Family

Willie was born to Bill Geist and Jody Geist in Evanston, Illinois, United States. His mother worked as a social worker while his father was a broadcast journalist and newspaper columnist. He was brought up along with his sister, Libby Geist Wildes. Libby is a film producer known for in O.J.: Made in America and The Last Dance for which she won an Academy Award.

Willie’s Education

The journalist attended Ridgewood High School where he graduated. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and French from Vanderbilt University. During this time, he served as an editor of The Vanderbilt Hustler newspaper.

Is Willie Geist Married? – Wife

Geist has been married to his lovely wife Christina Sharkey since May 2003. She is a New York Times best-selling children’s book author. Likewise, she is a professional brand strategist as well as an entrepreneur. It is known that the couple was in high school and tied the knot in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

Journalist Willie Geist Photo
Journalist Willie Geist Photo

Willie’s Children

Willie and his wife Christina have been blessed with two children; a son and a daughter. They welcomed their first child Lucie in 2007 while their son George William was born in 2009.


Willie is a vastly recognized television personality who currently serves as the anchor of Sunday Today with Willie Geist. Moreover, he fills in for MSNBC’s Today weekday and Saturday edition. It is also known that he is a news correspondent for both NBC Sports and NBC News.

Likewise, he serves as the host and contributor of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks. Most noteworthy, he served as the host of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on NBC. He had his career start as a journalist at CNN Sports where he initially served as an editor and producer.

Afterward, he shifted to the position of a field producer and reporter for the NCAA Final Four and Super Bowl. Furthermore, Geist makes frequent appearances on Watch What Happens Live late-night Bravo show. In addition, he was featured on How Low Will You Go on the Today Show.


  • Edward R. Murrow Award


  • Good Talk, Dad
  • American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures
  • Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back!

Willie Geist Net Worth

Citing his career, Geist has an estimated net worth of $14 Million.

Willie Geist Illness

Geist was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease when he started noticing balance and coordination issues. He also experienced involuntary movements such as rigidity and tremors. Presently, he is a board member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. On the other hand, it is known that his father Bill has also lived with the disease for over 30 years.

Willie Geist Instagram

You can find and follow Willie on Instagram using the account name: @williegeist

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